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Trump, Putin 'seek Syria ceasefire' in 'first conversation'

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has spoken by phone to Donald Trump in their first known conversation since the US president ordered missile strikes on a Syrian air base.

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Brazil FM calls Maduro's constitution move a 'coup'

Opposition and several Latin American nations condemn president's call for a new constitution to end Venezuela's crisis.

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Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel leader Damaso Lopez

Authorities detain accused drug trafficker who launched power bid after arrest of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin Guzman.

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Texas police shoot dead 15-year-old African American

Police in the US state of Texas admit that their initial account of the killing of an unarmed boy was inaccurate.

Jordan Edwards

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Maduro wants 'people's body' to rewrite constitution

Move to exclude political parties from constitution-writing entity seen by opposition parties as bid to sideline them.

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May Labour Day: What is International Workers' Day?

We examine the history of May Day and ask what kind of protests and commemorations can be expected this year.

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US: Congress budget deal cuts Trump's border wall short

Republicans and Democrats agree on plan to keep the US government running until September.

Donald Trump

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US: Spring blizzard hits Kansas and Oklahoma

Worst late spring snow storm for 40 years in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Oklahoma

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Severe storms kill at least 14 people in US

Tornadoes and flooding kill at least 14 as dangerous weather hammered parts of the midwest and the south.

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Venezuelans to hold rival marches for May Labour Day

President Maduro announces 60 percent salary raise for public workers to counter violent protests demanding his removal.

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